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NONGGIRRNGA MARAWILI EXHIBITS AT THE ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA FOR TARNANTHI
Alcaston Gallery is excited to announce Nonggirrnga Marawili's suite of compelling and monumental bark paintings will be on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.
Nonggirrnga Marawili is one of the most highly regarded artists at Buku Larrnggay Mulka, Yirrkala, Northern Territory for her highly sophisticated bark paintings and Larrakitj. Marawili’s organic patterns in her remarkable artworks reflect an engrained, natural understanding of her culture, history and environment. This suite of stunning bark paintings represent the sacred power of lightning.
Images | Nonggirrna Mary Marawili, Yolngu people, Northern Territory, born c.1938, Baniyala, Northern Territory, Lightning, 2017, Yirrkala, Northern Territory, earth pigments on stringybark, dimensions variable; Courtesy the artist and Buku‑Larrnggay Arts
SHIRLEY MACNAMARA AT THE ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, TARNANTHI FESTIVAL
Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to announce Shirly Macnamara's work will be on exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. The festival will officially launch at the Art Gallery of South Australia this Thursday, 12 October, from 5.30pm.
Shirley Macnamara will deliver an artist talk at the gallery this Sunday, 15 October, from 2pm. The talk will be held in gallery 9 with visitors to meet in the atrium prior.
Image: Shirley Macnamara, Indjalandji-Dhidhanu/Alyawarr people, Queensland, born 1949, northwest Queensland (Camooweal, Alyawarr Lands, Lake Nash), Well of remembering, 2016, Mount Guide Station, northwest Queensland, spinifex, bullock bone cross, emu feathers, fixative, 28.0 x 26.0 x 20.0 cm; University of Queensland Art Museum; Portrait courtesy of the Artist and Alcaston Gallery.
AFTER THE FALL: ARTWORKS BY ANGELA TIATIA AND DEBBIE DING AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE
Two special artworks by Australian artist Angela Tiatia and Singaporean artist Debbie Ding will be on display at the National Museum of Singapore untill the 25th of March, 2018.
They were developed as part of the first Australia-Singapore Joint Artist Residency exchange programme, which saw the artists participate in one-month residences at the Australian War Memorial and the National Museum of Singapore. The artworks are intimate, evocative responses to Singapore and Australia’s shared World War Two history, and will be displayed outside the exhibition galleries.
Angela Tiatia's The Fall, a two-channel film installation, depicts a contemporary interpretation of memories of 15 February 1942. Intrigued by how people touch and place their hands in the hands of commemorative World War Two statues in Singapore, Tiatia's research was based on a sincere empathy for how we physically represent history and how these representations in turn move us.
IMAGES | Angela Tiatia, The Fall, 2017 (still), single channel high definitition video; Angela Tiatia, The Fall, 2017 (still), single channel high definitition video; Angela Tiatia, The Fall, 2017 (still), single channel high definitition video.
© The Artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2017
TARNANTHI FESTIVAL TO LAUNCH ON OCTOBER 13
Alcaston Gallery is excited to announce Shirley Macnamara, Nonggirrnga Marawili, Alec Baker, Peter Mungkuri, Ray Ken, Yaritji Young and Betty Kuntiwa Pumani will be exhibiting at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.
Building on the popular and critical success of the 2015 Festival, TARNANTHI returns in 2017, presenting the art of Australia’s rich and diverse Indigenous cultures on an unprecedented scale. A platform for important stories from across the country to be seen and heard, TARNANTHI offers an unmissable opportunity to experience the best of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
The exhibitions will be on display from 13 October until 28 January 2018.
To view available works by these artists please visit our website.
Image: Tjungu Palya artists Ginger Wikilyiri, Bernard Tjalkari & Keith Stevens, photograph by Rhett Hammerton
BETTY KUNTIWA PUMANI'S SPECTACULAR COMMISSION, ANTARA, AT INSTALLATION CONTEMPORARY
Alcaston Gallery would like to congratulate Betty Kuntiwa Pumani on her breathtaking commission, Antara, which was exhibited at Sydney Contemprary 17 as part of Installation Contemporary (curated by Rachael Kent).
At 2 x 5 meters this work is an outstanding achievement for the artist whose extraordinary rise in the Australian contemporary art world has been well recognised.
In 2015 and 2016 Betty Pumani won the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award's General Painting Award at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. She was also an invited artist and finalist of the prestigious Western Australian Indigenous Art Award at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Earlier this year Betty Pumani was awarded the prestigious Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Images: Betty Kuntiwa Pumani - Antara. 2017. Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 200 x 500 (Diptych) cm. © The Artist, Mimili Maku and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne 2017. Photograph by Jackson Lee for Mimili Maku; Portrait of Betty Kuntiwa Pumani by by Rhett Hammond for Mimili Maku Arts.